Selecting & Evaluating Web Resources

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Selecting & Evaluating Web Resources

  1. 1. Selecting & Evaluating Web Resources<br />May 1, 2008<br />Presented by Stephena Harmony, Associate Senior Librarian <br />and Lauren Wahman, Beginning Librarian<br />Sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee, <br />Library and Learning & Teaching Center<br />
  2. 2. Evaluation Criteria<br /><ul><li> Example - www.cdc.gov
  3. 3. Authority / Credibility
  4. 4. Point of View / Objectivity / Bias
  5. 5. Accuracy
  6. 6. Currency / Timeliness</li></li></ul><li>Beyond the Evaluation Criteria<br /><ul><li>Information Literacy (IL) Competency Standards for Higher Education
  7. 7. Standard Three: Evaluation
  8. 8. Summarize
  9. 9. Examine and compare
  10. 10. Synthesize
  11. 11. Rubric
  12. 12. Let’s explore!</li></li></ul><li>Discussion<br /><ul><li> Expectations
  13. 13. From students?
  14. 14. Type of assignment
  15. 15. Information
  16. 16. Type of information needed?</li></li></ul><li>Tools<br /><ul><li> Rubric / Primary Trait Analysis Scale
  17. 17. In-class activities (group or individual)
  18. 18. Personal Response Systems or “Clickers”
  19. 19. Library instruction</li></li></ul><li>Additional Resources<br /><ul><li> IL Standards Toolkithttp://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlissues/acrlinfolit/infolitstandards/standardstoolkit.cfm
  20. 20. RWC Library Guidehttp://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/rwc/guides/class/evaluatinginfo.html
  21. 21. Advanced Internet Searchinghttp://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/rwc/faculty/workshops.html</li>

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